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Below is the poem entitled WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Pure pageantry, how publishers' banners
wave over tents. Flocks of readers graze
on glossy trades, leaflets, hardcovers,
chapbooks. My friend, a true gent, stays
his ground. Maybe, it is the press of page;
Its forthright weave petitions for slants,
favors unique fonts, yet gilds no edge,
sees no need for illustration, just verdant
language. I did not intend to read
over his shoulder. He grins good-naturedly,
tweed makes an allowance. Each line, poetry,
he praises and I still my chatter. We feed
on gems, unrushed, but their brilliance spurs
a verbose woman and a man of his word.

*For David

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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 2:03:00 PM
    This is a very beautiful poem..David is one of my favourite poets and yes a real gentleman as you well described dear..

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 12:01:00 PM
    Great for David! He's a real man.

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:55:00 PM
    See what you've done to all of us dear? There's at least a half dozen new sonneteers! ;) Charming & true! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 2:32:00 AM
    Cyndi this sounds just like the kind of place I tend to hang out, love the sonnet thank you very much, wife adores it as well, I feel very honoured and yes I am blushing, I am also stuck in sonnet mode at the moment ha ha.....David

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:46:00 AM
    A beautiful sonnet for our dear David. I am sure he will love this one. he is probably blushing. :) Love and hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:31:00 AM
    This a very moving tribute.. I would like to know David..........Tim